As doubt grows as to whether the 2011 NFL season will go on as planned, it’s more or less business as usual at Valley Ranch as the Dallas Cowboys staff prepares for the 2011 draft--which, as of now, means lining up pre-draft player visits.
According to league sources close to the situation in contact with the National Football Post, University of Southern California offensive tackle Tyron Smith will be the first of 30 such visitors at team headquarters at Valley Ranch.
These visits do not involve any workouts, but they can give fans a pretty good idea of a team’s plans going into a draft. Meaning that, in this case, it appears that Dallas may be interested in shoring up the offensive line.
Smith is coming off meniscus surgery, but is among the best offensive linemen in this year’s class. He won the 2010 Morris Trophy as the Pac 10’s best offensive lineman.
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